Jane Peppler grew up in Chappaqua, NY and graduated from Yale University with a degree in Russian language and literature. Long ago she made her living as a poster designer, sonnet writer, typesetter, flip-book artist and busker. She directed the a cappella ensemble the Solstice Assembly and produced the annual Solstice Extravaganza at Duke’s Page Auditorium, UNC’s Playmakers Theater, and elsewhere. She played and sang music of the British Isles with the Pratie Heads starting in 1981 and ending in 2013. She was long-time music director of the cantor corps at Judea Reform Congregation and director of the Triangle Jewish Chorale for fourteen years. She currently performs with world-music ensemble Mappamundi and hopes to find more performance venues for their Cabaret Warsaw project. She studies Yiddish with Professor Sheva Zucker and has translated three novels by Jacob Dineson, numerous articles, and, of course, songs.